Thursday, 18 January 2018

HERE BE MONSTERS remains my most borrowed book

I've just received last year's UK library loans figures for my books, courtesy of the Public Lending Right (PLR) organisation.

Here Be Monsters, illustrated by Poly Bernatene, is my most borrowed book for the second year running. The tale of dastardly pirates and ravenous monsters was taken out of UK libraries over seventeen thousand times last year.

A Spot of Bother, illustrated by Vanessa Cabban, has jumped from fifth to second place, while Prince Ribbit, also illustrated by Poly Bernatene, has entered the top 5 for the first time at number 4.

The PLR figures show that my books were borrowed from UK libraries a total of 149,917 times last year.

Here are my top 5 most borrowed books.

PositionTitleNº of loansRelative Position
1Here Be Monsters
illustrated by Poly Bernatene
17,374
2A Spot of Bother
illustrated by Vanessa Cabban
15,935
3The Princess and the Pig
illustrated by Poly Bernatene
14,166
4Prince Ribbit
illustrated by Poly Bernatene
13,693
5The Silver Serpent Cup
illustrated by Ed Eaves
12,291

A big THANK YOU to everyone that borrowed my books, the wonderful librarians that made them available and the UK PLR scheme for helping authors like me to earn a living.

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